Products You Love Every Which Way w/ Shannon Tidwell--March 2011

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Posted 3/10/2011 by stidwell in General Scrappin'

Olympian Pea

PeaNut 6,751
September 2000
Posts: 16,020
Layouts: 527
Loc: Texas

Posted: 3/10/2011 9:08:12 AM
Welcome to the 3rd installment of Products You Love Every Which Way!

This lesson is all about...


Buttons are an embellishment that never go out of style. You can use buttons that are 100 years old...or brand new. You might think buttons need to be stitched on to your page, but they don't! I personally don't have the patience for hand-stitching so I like to find other ways to incorporate buttons...lots of buttons! Now buttons are being incorporated into your favorite embellishments as well. You can find them on clips, 3-D embellishments, as flower middles, printed on stickers, or even made out of chipboard. This month I have 3 layouts sharing a few of my favorite button techniques. Dig in to your jar of buttons & let's play!

You can see the Class & download a PDF here .

As always we'll have a challenge associated with the class. Here's the info:

This month your challenge is to create a layout/card/project on which you've used BUTTONS. Try to use them in a way you never have before!

To participate in the Challenge:

-Create a project on which you've used BUTTONS.

-Project can Digital, Traditional or a Hybrid.

-Submit your layout by uploading to the gallery by April 9, 2011 11:59 CST. Don't forget to click the box next to this class (Products You Love Every Which Way: March 2011) on Step 4 of uploading.

I will pick a winner randomly from all the submissions to win a Gift Certificate to Two Peas and post the winner on the Education Board on April 10th. For every submission to this class you will earn a badge!

Please let me know what you think! I can't wait to share this adventure through our stashes with you!

A special thank you to the guest designers this month!
Shelby Valdez
Courtney Walsh
Lisa McGarvey

Shannon Tidwell


PeaNut 195,189
March 2005
Posts: 3,135
Layouts: 253
Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/10/2011 11:53:02 AM
Good challenge!
I don't have that many buttons and I scrap mostly boy layouts, so I don't use that many. Do you have suggestions for using them on more masculine type layouts?

ETA: I do love the idea of using them in decor though (just not sure of mine)

proud Navy wife and moma (as my son used to spell it) to my two boys


PeaNut 292,525
January 2007
Posts: 29
Layouts: 16
Loc: New Jersey, USA

Posted: 3/10/2011 7:51:56 PM
Can't wait to dig into my button stash!!



PeaNut 254,316
March 2006
Posts: 413
Layouts: 0
Loc: surrey, england

Posted: 3/11/2011 2:30:24 PM
Shannon just wanted to say I loved the video and all your ideas.

I just picked up one of those 12 X 12 Doodlebug frames yesterday for a project I recently finished, (another class here on 2 Peas a couple of years ago) 'The Edge of the World' by Loretta Grayson' and am going to go back and get an 8 X 8 frame. That framed button heart is too cute, love the dimension the buttons give and all that colour

I have so many buttons from when I first started scrapping, about 9 years ago, that I never use so this class has given me so great inspiration, thank you. Can't wait to start on my button heart


PeaNut 483,873
October 2010
Posts: 134
Layouts: 143
Loc: Sweden

Posted: 3/14/2011 6:21:53 AM
Great projekt! My layout will be up soon!

Is there a winner posted for the february class somewhere?


PeaNut 216,740
July 2005
Posts: 2,449
Layouts: 799
Loc: Hawaii

Posted: 3/14/2011 12:07:52 PM
I love buttons though i never pull them out and dig through them enough. Here is my layout for this one.

My Beautiful Butterfly


50 Peas in a pod.

PeaNut 462,556
March 2010
Posts: 70
Layouts: 13
Loc: Reading, UK

Posted: 3/15/2011 9:04:36 AM
Thanks Shannon. I made a major dent in some buttons I have had for years last night, including ones I never thought I would use.

Even more importantly I used buttons that were "too good" to use. You know, the ones you can't bear to waste!

I'll be uploading my layout later.

Love, peace and jellybabies

50 Peas in a pod.

PeaNut 462,556
March 2010
Posts: 70
Layouts: 13
Loc: Reading, UK

Posted: 3/15/2011 4:02:01 PM
As promised, my layout is here

Love, peace and jellybabies


PeaNut 436,336
August 2009
Posts: 54
Layouts: 4
Loc: Texas

Posted: 3/23/2011 11:04:27 PM
I love buttons can't wait to make something. We just moved and I am decorating my girls rooms and your projects just gave me some cute ideas. Thank you Shannon

SaVeD bY GrAcE!

PeaNut 358,347
January 2008
Posts: 6,898
Layouts: 126

Posted: 3/25/2011 1:24:30 PM
Well, I didn't get the box marked for the class & can't go back & do it now, but I'll just post it here.

Thanks for the all of the great ideas that provided in the video - even though I didn't use them all yet, I'm pretty sure that I will.

Bird Watching


Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Happily scrapbooking since 1996!

50 Peas in a pod.

PeaNut 387,613
August 2008
Posts: 81
Layouts: 73

Posted: 3/26/2011 11:00:47 AM
Here's my version for this month. play hard

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 29,674
February 2002
Posts: 9,641
Layouts: 255
Loc: california

Posted: 3/29/2011 10:13:19 AM
the button banners are so adorable! the owl and your brother page! lovely!


PeaNut 366,911
March 2008
Posts: 4
Layouts: 2

Posted: 4/9/2011 12:09:52 PM
Thanks Shannon

I haven't scrapped in a while and this tutorial and challenge was the perfect way for me to get my mojo back. Scrapped a page last night.

Here is my page for this challenge.


I have not posted in a while so I really hope this works


PeaNut 366,911
March 2008
Posts: 4
Layouts: 2

Posted: 4/9/2011 6:22:40 PM
Okay so I tried again and posted the LO to the gallery. Here is the


Thanks for looking!
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